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Skylon

Skylon

Restaurant and Cocktail Bar££££
London, London
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7.6/10
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    Xin R.
    "The more a la carte side the view and the food are amazing"(23 Tips)
    John L.
    "beloved Southbank Centre!"(2 Tips)
    Antony H.
    "yamazak whisky and plum sake"(2 Tips)
    Riaz K.
    "Great food, great service- expensive yes - but worth it"(4 Tips)
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  • Very Good Serviceheart icon on user image
    Very Good ServiceJuly 30, 2017
    Enjoyed the bar, convenient location near Waterloo station, on the South Bank, nice views over The Thames and very good service. Great venue for an early evening drink.
  • Michael W.heart icon on user image
    Michael WilsonNovember 6, 2015
    We visited the grill and the service is incredible, the food is really good and it's all in a lovely setting. Great place for a catch up
  • ig: tidyairportsheart icon on user image
    ig: tidyairportsDecember 6, 2013
    Delicious vegetarian option (carrot risotto was lovely). Very attentive and friendly service, well organised, and venue is stunning. Such a contrast to the tourist trap chain restaurants underneath.
  • BarChick
    BarChickJanuary 25, 2012
    If you are on your way over the Waterloo Bridge to the station, then make a worthy detour to Skylon bar for a killer cocktail complete with incredible views of the Thames. Read more
  • Bryan J.heart icon on user image
    Bryan JonesAugust 19, 2016
    New chef formally of le pont de la tour means more fish on the menu. Beautiful view and excellent French focuses wine list
  • Georgia K.heart icon on user image
    Georgia KVJuly 13, 2019
    Great views, service and food for a special celebration! Recommend the monkfish
  • Ashleigh G.
    Ashleigh GardnerApril 27, 2015
    Skip the overpriced dinner - but worth a visit to the bar for their amazing champagne cocktails and beautiful view over the river.
  • N C.heart icon on user image
    N ChambersMarch 18, 2016
    The main 'Pork' (pork belly) dish with mash is really good! Nice atmosphere and good customer service! Also expensive :)
  • Onwahheart icon on user image
    OnwahMay 22, 2016
    Unfortunately I didn't catch the bartenders name but he made the best Old Fashioned cocktail I'd ever had and have never had one as good since
  • c0uP
    c0uPAugust 2, 2012
    Looks more pretentious than it is. Grab a drink or ten, as the cocktails are decent, and reasonably priced, considering the great view you'll get overlooking the River Thames
  • Morgans Hotel Group M.
    Grab a panoramic window seat - where windows soar from floor to ceiling - within the chic cocktail bar/grill of the Southbank Centre's grade 1-listed Royal Festival Hall Read more
  • James P.
    James Pimentel-PintoAugust 2, 2012
    Technically perfect cocktails and excellent at making off list classics like my Hemingway Special . Great food, amazing view and guaranteed date success :)
  • Betony K.heart icon on user image
    Betony KellyApril 6, 2015
    Such great views with lovely cocktails. A real treasure.
  • John L.heart icon on user image
    John Lord of AthensMarch 17, 2019
    Very nice views-nice drinks and most importantly with on the beloved Southbank Centre!
  • Barry G.heart icon on user image
    Barry GreenDecember 22, 2021
    Window seat amazing views, foot and service Devine. Good wine and spirt menu.
  • Thomas C.heart icon on user image
    Thomas ChandlerAugust 21, 2014
    This place gets better every next time I go there. But leave yourself plenty of time, because you'll want to enjoy the views as well as the food.
  • M A.heart icon on user image
    M AmourJanuary 7, 2016
    Nice options on menu, execution slightly lacking...great cocktails and friendly service...
  • Acqua F.heart icon on user image
    Acqua FrizzanteNovember 8, 2014
    Excellent staff and service,delicious food and deserts.well prepared plates
  • Xin R.heart icon on user image
    Xin RogoMarch 1, 2015
    The more a la carte side the view and the food are amazing
  • Twinkle B.heart icon on user image
    Twinkle BalgosFebruary 13, 2014
    Really love this place. The customer service was excellent as well as the food.
  • BarChick
    BarChickNovember 4, 2011
    Sit at the bar and drink your way through their huge Bellini menu while watching boats on the Thames
  • Sam D.
    Sam DuffyDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    It's not always clear whether you are booking the fine dining or Skylon grill. The grill is more fun for a weekend lunch so make sure you check when making a reservation.
  • Mohamed E.heart icon on user image
    Mohamed ElzubeirDecember 12, 2017
    The food, the vibe, the staff and the view
  • Brian S.
    Brian StoreyFebruary 15, 2012
    Try to book a window table and match a great view with the great food you'll enjoy here :P
  • Kathryn
    KathrynMay 7, 2012
    Glorious cocktails, beautiful food, amazing view. What's not to like?
  • Dave M.heart icon on user image
    Dave MarshallOctober 29, 2015
    Great scenic views from most dining tables
  • Derryck B.
    Derryck BJuly 31, 2011
    Friendly staff, nice service and great view. Take advantage of the Evening Standard summer offer, as its pretty pricey.
  • Riaz K.
    Riaz KOctober 28, 2012
    Great food, great service- expensive yes - but worth it
  • Urban Nomad
    Urban NomadMay 6, 2014
    Tatler Restaurant Awards 2014 - Best Wine List Runner Up
  • nige
    nigeApril 28, 2012
    Take in that wonderful Panoramic View over lunch.
  • Antony H.
    Antony HawkinsJanuary 9, 2011
    The cocktail on the winter warmer menu with yamazak whisky and plum sake is incredible
  • Claudia C.heart icon on user image
    Claudia CostantiniSeptember 14, 2016
    All perfect it is London guys
  • John W.
    John WellsOctober 23, 2011
    Good Thames views. Relaxed atmosphere and menu to match.
  • Rob C.
    Rob ClarkMarch 10, 2013
    Once you start on the cocktails you can NEVER stop!
  • Elizabeth V.
    Elizabeth ValleauMarch 16, 2017
    While every dish was presentable at best, the service couldn't have been worse if they had been training us for a dog fighting pit. A boardwalk hotdog would serve you better. Also they have bed bugs.
  • Nixie
    NixieJanuary 13, 2020
    Beautiful views of the Thames
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa ShaddickMay 26, 2010
    Try the Adriatic Breeze cocktail - very light and clean! And the broad bean, feta, artichoke salad was to die for!
  • Ali B.heart icon on user image
    Ali BFebruary 23, 2015
    Loving the bold 80s theme.
  • Jess L.heart icon on user image
    Jess LVMarch 16, 2014
    Cocktails might be good but avoid having dinner there. It s expensive for what it is. The pork was terrible si was the risotto. Good deserts (only).
  • Gemma K.
    Gemma KaplanNovember 3, 2012
    The Bellini bar menu is something special!
  • Kate H.
    Kate HillsAugust 1, 2010
    Have the £20 Brazilian set lunch and get a free ticket to the Ernesto Neto exhibition at the Hayward until Sept 5.
  • EmeraldStreet
    EmeraldStreetJuly 11, 2011
    Try a Bright Side (tanquerary gin, campari, aperol and fresh lime). Read more
  • Paul P.
    Paul ProwseJuly 3, 2011
    Try the Duck and Foie Gras Terrine.... World Class Starter!!!!!
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BrewerFebruary 4, 2011
    Try the Hibiki Season - looks beautiful & comes hot! Basically plum sake & green tea. Yum!
  • Benn A.
    Benn AchilleasMarch 17, 2012
    Get the Absinth pipe cocktail for maximum effect!
  • Bill H.
    Bill HMay 23, 2021
    Pan fried cod was a bit overcooked (tough and dry)
  • Nuha A.heart icon on user image
    Nuha AlMedbalMay 21, 2022
    The food is so good.
  • Valentina C.heart icon on user image
    Valentina CiolinoDecember 18, 2014
    Italian cooks, fusion dishes
  • Di K.heart icon on user image
    Di KadyrovaDecember 24, 2015
    Food was okay, but it's a very decent place for a pre-concert dinner
  • Harry E.
    Harry Earle-MundilMarch 6, 2017
    Nice risotto
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